When learning about the planet Venus, we did 2 fun activities!
In addition to these awesome volcanoes, we did a little bit of Venus art with oil pastels! The kids drew circles with a white pastel, then used their fingers to smudge the circle a bit. Each child chose what color they wanted their planet to be. They colored most of the circle in except for the lower right side – we explained to them about shadows and how we can create those with our art. After each step we had the kids smudge/smear with their fingers. I love it when we can try new art mediums in our science class! 🙂